Summer is just a few weeks away, and homeowners would want to prepare their decks in time for the warmer weather to come. When it comes to materials to be used for a decking project, wood might be among the most popular choices, but an equally beautiful yet durable alternative for this material are composite materials. Here are some of the many reasons why you should suggest using composite materials for a homeowner’s next decking project.
One of the reasons why homeowners are skeptical at first to invest in a deck for their homes is the level of maintenance needed, especially when it’s made of wood. High-quality composite materials, on the other hand, require minimal maintenance, meaning homeowners don’t need to worry about upkeep and they could spend more time enjoying them for years.
Alternatives to wood are designed to withstand scratches and molds, and can resist fading and even rotting, warping, and cracking, something that even decks made of treated wood are susceptible to. Though spills and drops are inevitable, composite decks are designed to avoid any significant damage that may be caused by these sudden impacts.
Since composite materials are eco-friendly, you don’t need to worry about doing damage to the environment. Unlike wood, which is purely made out of trees, composite materials are manufactured with almost 95 percent recycled content, usually containing a combination of polyethylene from plastic bags and wood scraps.